Guests per Safari Vehicle
Tintswalo Safari Lodge is an exquisitely appointed lodge overlooking a waterhole often frequented by a large herd of elephant and other big game. The Explorer Suites are all linked to the main lodge by raised wooden walkways. Luxury en-suite air-conditioned rooms overlook a water hole that often welcomes thirsty visitors of all kinds.
The imaginative wine cellar and well-stocked bar complete our concerns over your taste buds. Tintswalo’s chefs are trained in both South African and international cooking styles. Plated meals are served in sophisticated dining areas, including the romantic cellar and under the starscape of the African night sky. Private dining is available on request, and we will cater for any special dietary requirement when informed in advance. The Treehouse Sleep Out Deck is situated within the fenced boundary of the Manor House. Available to guests staying at the main lodge should Manor House not be occupied. The Elephant Hide is a hide away spot situated underneath the deck of the main lounge overlooking the seasonal riverbed and waterhole frequently visited by various game, especially the thirsty elephants!
After a long day's exploration in the bush, moments of supreme relaxation, inner peace and rejuvenation of one's spirituality are a must. The Elan Vitál spa specializes in hands-on treatment for both men and women utilizing concentrated plant-based Elemis products to stimulate all your senses. Tintswalo's schedule is infinitely flexible. The day's activities are planned around you, the guest. A typical day would start with an early morning game drive and perhaps a picnic breakfast. Followed by an alfresco lunch on the main lodge deck and afternoon leisure time to allow for a relaxing spa treatment. The evening drive continues into the night, complete with Tintswalo's unique and spectacular sundowner experience, and your day is rounded by a crystal candlelit dinner.
The Manyeleti is perhaps the best-kept secret of all the Lowveld reserves. It’s substantial 27 000 hectares are basically surrounded by the most famous reserves in South Africa, sharing unfenced borders with the Sabi Sand to the south, Kruger Park to the east and Timbavati to the north – so as you can imagine the game viewing on offer is truly top-drawer! Why then is it less well-known than its immediate neighbours? Ultimately this is due to their only being 2 commercial lodge operations in the entire reserve, so as a result there’s been far less publicity and exposure. But rest assured that game viewing here is excellent, with the reserve being known for its predator numbers and breeding herds of elephant and buffalo (sightings of 600-strong herds aren’t uncommon here!)
But it’s this lack of commercial lodge development compared to its neighbours that makes a stay at Tintswalo such a special and exclusive experience.
Between the two lodge operations in the Manyeleti there are just 8 vehicles going out on game drives through this vast expanse of bush, so it’s quite likely that you’ll never encounter another vehicle whilst out on drive.
Tintswalo Safari lodge is situated along a seasonal riverbed among an ancient sycamore tree grove.
6 Luxury Explorer Suites
1 Grant Family Suite
1 Baines Presidential Suite
Hoedspruit – Eastgate Airport
5 hours from Johannesburg
1 hour from Hoedspruit
Tintswalo Safari Lodge, South Africa